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Bond set for man charged with rape

Matthew Simpson (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) Matthew Simpson (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

A man charged with rape appeared in court this week.

According to a news release from the Pocahontas Police Department, 25-year-old Matthew Simpson of Pocahontas appeared before a judge Monday.

Simpson was arrested on Saturday after an 18-year-old woman told police that Simpson had "engaged in sexual activity with her against her wishes."

Bond for Simpson was set at $25,000 cash/surety. He is scheduled to be back in Randolph County Circuit Court on Nov. 1.

Rape is a Class Y felony, punishable by 10 to 40 years or life in prison.

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